Ferrari charges today with its first series-production gasoline-electric hybrid supercar that you can connect from your home network to give an additional performance improvement.
The Italian company says the new 211 mph SF90 Stradale & # 39; the most powerful Ferrari ever & # 39; is with a total of 1,000 hp – equivalent to ten Ford Fiestas – which helps him accelerate from rest to 62 km / h in just 2.5 seconds and to 124 mph in 6.7 seconds.
And he can drive a maximum of 25 km with only an electrical power emission standard – allowing him to enter cities that prohibit the use of conventional gasoline engines.
PHEV power: this is the all-new SF90 Stradale, Ferrari & # 39; s very first plug-in hybrid that you can charge from the mains in your home
The prizes are yet to be announced, but they are expected to start at just under £ 400,000 for the first V8 engine Ferrari that tops the Prancing Horse range. First deliveries are expected from the beginning of next year.
The SF90 Stradale is also the first Ferrari sports car that is equipped with four-wheel drive and that it believes is needed to fully utilize the incredible power unleashed by the hybrid powertrain & # 39 ;.
The new SF90 Stradale was unveiled at Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy and will present a & # 39; new benchmark & # 39; the iconic Italian maker.
It takes its name from the 90th anniversary of the creation of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team, with an emphasis on the strong link between the circuit and the company's road cars.
His turbo-charged 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine coupled to an eight-speed F1-style dual clutch automatic gearbox develops a total of 780 hp.
When adding to the 220 hp three electric motors – one on each front axle and a third set between the engine and the gearbox in technology derived from the F1 – that amounts to a total of 1,000 horses.
the Italian company says the new 211 mph SF90 Stradale & # 39; the most powerful Ferrari ever & # 39; and develops a total of 1,000 horsepower
This even overtakes the Limited Edition £ 1.1 million LaFerrari, which until now was the most powerful Ferrari with 963 hp – a combination of 800 hp from its V12 engine and 163 hp from its hybrid drive.
Ferrari says the SF90 Stradale is introducing a new chapter in its history as the first series production of the company PHEV – or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle for you and me.
It says that the new model & # 39; extreme on every level & # 39; and & # 39; a real paradigm shift & # 39; represents by & # 39; unparalleled performance for a production car & # 39; to deliver.
The incredible performance figures also mean that – for the first time in the brand's long history – a V8 is the top model it offers.
Although Ferrari says it will only announce prices to potential customers later this week after the announcement of cars, it suggests that it & # 39; less than LaFerrari but more than an 812 Superfast & # 39; will be between £ 1.1 and £ 260,000.
Experts estimate between £ 375,000 and just under £ 400,000.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds and up to 124 mph in 6.7 seconds
Switch it to eDrive mode and it can drive a maximum of 25 km with only an electrical power emission standard. It's ideal if you don't want to wake the neighbors & # 39; in the morning, says Ferrari
The new Ferrari plug-in hybrid has four driving modes, selected from a switch on the steering wheel.
The first – eDrive – uses electric power only via motors on the front axle for up to 25 km, because the V8 internal combustion engine stays off.
It would be ideal to drive downtown or get out early without waking up the neighbors.
Hybrid is the second mode and is also the default setting when you switch it on for the first time.
The power switches between electric, gasoline and a combination of both to maximize efficiency.
The following in the range is Performance: unlike Hybrid, this mode ensures that the gasoline engine keeps running to deliver power immediately when needed. It is best for & # 39; driving pleasure and fun & # 39 ;, says Ferrari.
Finally, there is the Qualify model, which is ideal for runway use, because it enables maximum power delivery, including from electric motors.
The new Ferrari has a fully digital central instrument cluster with a 16-inch curved high-definition HD screen with 3D effect images
The hi-tech steering wheel has a touch pad and buttons that allow the driver to control almost every aspect of the car with just their thumbs, "says the Italian brand.
A powerful lithium-ion battery supplies power to all three electric motors and guarantees 15.5 miles in fully electric & # 39; eDrive mode & # 39; with the front axle only.
When the V8 combustion engine is switched off, the two independent engines at the front deliver a maximum speed of 135 km / h (84 mph).
Conversely, it can only be used in the electric eDrive mode, which means that the car can be maneuvered at low speeds without using the V8.
The all-electric front axle also helps when cornering, says Ferrari: "In addition to the exclusive propulsion of the two front engines in an electric drive, they independently control the torque delivered to the two wheels, making the Torque Vectoring concept expanded.
& # 39; It makes driving to the limit much easier and simpler. & # 39;
Ferrari emphasizes: "However, this advanced system does not provide a more complicated driving experience. Quite the opposite. The driver simply needs to select one of the four power modes and then concentrate on driving. & # 39;
Fuel consumption and emissions figures – although probably not close to Toyota Prius levels – have not been released and will be enclosed by Ferrari for the time being
In appearance, high exhaust pipes dominate the rear and the intake and exhaust system has been completely redesigned with & # 39; meticulous attention & # 39; for the rumble of Ferrari
The computer control takes care of the rest by managing the power flow between the V8 motor, the electric motors and the batteries.
To improve the weight, stiffness and center of gravity, the chassis and bodywork of the hybrid car use a mix of materials, including carbon fiber, and new techniques to dissipate the extra heat generated and create more aerodynamic downward force to supercar on the road.
Inside, the all-round F1-style cockpit – lowered by 20 mm – is closer to the front of the car to reduce drag and has a fully digital central instrument panel with a 16-inch curved high-definition HD screen with 3D Effect images that can be configured and checked using a very nice control on the steering wheel.
The hi-tech wheel has a touchpad and buttons & # 39; with which the driver can operate almost every aspect of the car with just their thumbs & # 39 ;, says the Italian brand.
New Ferrari SF90 Stradale: does it fit in my garage?
Price: £ 375,000 to £ 400,000 (estimated)
First deliveries: Early 2020
Top speed: 211 mph (340 km / h)
0-62 mph (100 km / h): 2.5 seconds
0 – 124 mph: (0-200 km / h): 6.7 seconds
Braking distance: 62 mph to 0 mph: 29.5 meters
Duration on Ferrari & # 39; s Fiorano circuit: 79 seconds
Total power: 1,000 hp
Combustion engine: V8 – 90 ° – turbo – dry sump
Engine power (middle / rear engine): 3990 cc
Power of the gasoline engine: 780hp
3 electric motor power: 220 hp (162 kW)
Battery capacity: 7.9 kWh
Max range only under electric current: 25 km (25 km)
Only top speed electric: 84mph
Transmission and gearbox: 8-speed transmission with F1 transmission with double clutch
Length: 4710 mm
Width: 1972 mm
Height: 1186 mm
wheelbase: 2650 mm
Weight: 1570 kg
Weight distribution: 45% front – 55% back
Fuel tank capacity: 68 liters (reserve 2)
Front: 255/35 ZR 20 J9.5
behind: 315/30 ZR 20 J11.5
Front: 398 x 223 x 38 mm
behind: 360 x 233 x 32 mm
Dry weight / force: 1.57 kg / horsepower
Fuel consumption and emissions: TBC
The selection of the automatic gearbox control is done via a grille-like function that is a stylistic nod to the legendary manual switch gate from Ferrari.
There is also an F1-style rotary switch for cruise control.
A head-up display also projects all driving data on the windshield within the driver's field of vision to prevent distractions.
The new SF90 Stradale also marks the debut of full Keyless technology that will gradually be introduced across the entire range.
In terms of appearance, high exhaust pipes dominate the rear and the intake and exhaust system has been completely redesigned with & # 39; meticulous attention & # 39; for the rumble of Ferrari.
For the first time on a Ferrari, customers can also choose between the standard car and a more sport-oriented specification.
Named after the Ferrari test circuit, the sportier & # 39; Assetto Fiorano & # 39; is equipped with upgrades, including special GT race-derived Multimatic shock absorbers, extra light carbon fiber door panels and base plate, titanium springs and exhaust, which together can hold up to 30 kg save.
A high downforce carbon-fiber rear spoiler generates 390 kg of downforce at 155 mph.
The Assetto Fiorano also contains Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires, with a softer composition and fewer grooves, to improve performance on the dry track.
Stability systems include electronic slip control on the side, electrical traction control, brake-by-wire anti-lock brakes (ABS) and distribution.
Ferrari says: & # 39; The new brake-by-wire system manages kinetic energy recovery via the electric motors.
"Under normal braking conditions, energy recovery using the electric motors is a priority. The hydraulic system intervenes to support the electric during hard braking. & # 39;
To keep the weight at 1,570 kg, the extra 270 kg needed to incorporate the hybrid system was offset by weight-saving ideas, including a full carbon fiber partition between the cab and the engine and two new aluminum alloys.
The result is that the SF90 Stradale chassis offers 20 percent higher flexural rigidity and 40 percent higher torsional rigidity than previous platforms without increasing the weight, according to Ferrari information.
The driving dynamics, noise, vibration and hardness characteristics of the car have also been improved by the use of a new alloy that & # 39; silent aluminum & # 39; is mentioned for the floor pan.
Forged wheels act like a rotor blade that controls the flows from inside the wheel housing to create additional downward power extraction.
Fuel consumption and emissions figures – although probably not in the vicinity of Toyota Prius levels – have not yet been released and will continue to be gripped by Ferrari.
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